Mountains of snow

Photo Copyright: Douglas M. Macilroy

We’re here for another week, gathered today in a virtual observatory high in some virtual snow-covered mountains. We’re here as the Friday Fictioneers to discuss our original stories for this week. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for this group is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Douglas M. Macilroy. Thanks, again, Doug.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link.

The link for the other stories is as follows:


Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

I’VE BEEN GONE by P.S. Joshi

Mom took me to a really scary movie. Aliens landed near an observatory.

“Oh, Marie,” she said. “I shouldn’t have taken you to that one. I had no idea it would bother you.”

But she didn’t really understand why I was frightened. Aliens had already contacted me. I didn’t tell her as they’d warned me not to.

We lived in the mountains, and they wanted to land somewhere no one would find them.

“We’ll take you for a ride,” they said.

It sounded exciting.

“I’ll have to be back for dinner,” I answered.

I’m back–forty years later.




Written Act of Kindness Award



29 thoughts on “I’VE BEEN GONE

  1. I guess the lesson here is to be very specific about which day you need to be back for dinner. Of course, there could have been a time-warp or something. I like Priceless Joy’s comment that she didn’t age. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thanks, Dawn. I know what you mean. It kind of begs us to write in the Sci-Fi genre. I would have never guessed that was in Hawaii. Doug has traveled so much I thought he took it on one of his trips. Shows how much I know about Hawaii. ๐Ÿ˜€ — Suzanne

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